For instance, adding a touch of bourbon to Korean yujacha (citron tea) was quite soothing for my sore throat. However, as my cough became the biggest issue, I decided to ratchet up the intensity a bit. First, I made a Frisco Sour, but I quickly realized that my taste buds were shot, making the Benedictine taste quite bizarre.
2 oz rye
1 oz Benedictine
3/4 oz lemon juice
Next, I decided to just focus on therapy, combining bourbon, lemon juice and honey to get what I euphemistically called my cough medicine for a few days. You'll note in the picture below that its not too dissimilar in appearance to the Frisco Sour above. Having tasted it again after having recovered, its actually quite overpowering. Note that I didn't dilute the honey at all. However, when sick, it didn't taste too bad and actually let me sleep for a bit before it wore off and the coughing started again.
2 oz bourbon
2 oz 1:1 syrup of lemon juice and honey
Happily, despite my lingering cough, I can sleep fully and taste properly again. Moreover, for me, this impromptu cough medicine worked better than the prescription codeine, so I might as well save it in my back pocket for future ailments.